Abode’s Wanderlust Edit

Hello and welcome to Abode! This week on our inspiration blog we’re featuring our favourite travel-inspired prints and pieces that can suit any room of the house. From vibrant Scandinavian style to subtle Ikat pieces there’s hopefully something in today’s article that will spark your imagination if you’re looking to redecorate or re-style your home. We’ve been thinking about the spirit of travel and how it really can invigorate new ideas as well as provide the chance to recharge your batteries. A quote by Henry Miller summarises our thoughts well; “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”.

Our inspiration images today have been sourced from Pinterest so while our dedicated team at First 4 Blinds may not be able to replicate these exact looks, we will certainly be able to find something to suit your personal project ideas.

TACTILE IKAT TEXTILES

(https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/Ady1iJMgatZj_x0IWeQI34weus0reLPV6e_TPz7-Pml2QuUGjJkd1XA/)

(photo credit: oka.com)

We love all the intricate details of the cushions pictured above. Being Ikat inspired means they take inspiration from a weaving technique that has been used traditionally all over the world. In India, Central and Southeast Asia, Africa and even Japan (although known as Kasuri) the style of woven, dyed fabric is often characterised by its blurriness, especially on larger pieces. We think that the image above captures the versatility of this style in particular as these indoor cushions are decorating an outdoor space, creating a perfect, bohemian atmosphere.

VIBRANT SCANDI STYLE

(https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/699957967059504262/)

(photo credit: orangeyoulucky.blogspot.co.uk)

The print in the image above would work well as either a piece of wall art or as a bold textile item such as a pair of curtains. We think this style would look brilliant in a child’s room because it's so cheerful and full of personality. Inspired by retro block printing techniques, the matte colours add definition without overpowering each other and the softened edges of each character further add to the Scandinavian feel of the print.

MODERN MACRAMÉ

(https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/699957967059504089/)

(photo credit: amzhouse.com)

And to finish our Wanderlust edit for the week, we have a unique macramé piece. The image above shows a decadent plant hanger. We love the way that one accessory instantly transports the style of the whole space. It reminds us of a peaceful, tropical beach house! Macramé is also a stylish way to present your houseplants, and although we think the best projects look better when they are kept simple, there is still the option to customise them with different colours, beads or even seashells to your unique tastes.

We hope you have enjoyed our blog this week. If you’d like any advice about our products and services at First 4 Blinds, please feel free to get in touch here; https://www.first4blinds.com/contact-us/

See you Soon!

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